Sleep is regulated by exposure to light or to darkness. Light suppresses production of melatonin, while darkness stimulates it, leading us to feel sleepy at night time.
Sunlight, artificial indoor lighting, emotional stress, and the glow of city lights, computer, television and phone screens, can all suppress the natural production of melatonin. Melatonin production may also decrease naturally as we age.
Supplementing with melatonin can assist in restoring normal, healthy sleep patterns. By supporting deep restorative sleep, Melatonin promotes the nightly repair, regeneration and detoxification that happens naturally while we're asleep. Melatonin is a potent neuroprotective molecule and radical scavenger that may support immune-, cardiovascular- and bone health.
Due to the fact that as little as 15% of a melatonin dose is actually absorbed by the body when it's swallowed, Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD, developed Quicksilver Scientific's liposomal melatonin liquid for enhanced uptake and nearly instantaneous effect. As a result, liposomal melatonin may optimize cellular uptake and effectiveness, and can be adjusted to a lower or higher dose to meet each individual’s needs.